Uday Chopra announces film starring Jessica Chastain; Bollywood congratulates him

Actors Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Riteish Deshmukh congratulated actor-filmmaker Uday Chopra, who will co- produce Seducing Ingrid Bergman, starring actor Jessica Chastain in the lead.

bollywood Updated: May 29, 2017 11:12 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Uday Chopra,Jessica Chastain,Seducing Ingrid Bergman
Actor Uday Chopra said that Jessica Chastain is the perfect actress to star in Seducing Ingrid Bergman.

Actor Uday Chopra’s announcement about working with two-time Academy Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, in a film titled Seducing Ingrid Bergman created quite a stir. Many people from the industry such as Hrithik Roshan, Riteish Deshmukh‏ and Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter to congratulate him.

Uday is heading YRF Entertainment, Hollywood arm of Yash Raj Films. YRF Entertainment has joined hands with Chastain’s banner Freckle Films to produce the movie. The story of the film revolves around the relationship of Casablanca actor Ingrid Bergman and celebrated war photographer Robert Capa.

“Jessica Chastain is the perfect actress to star in ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’. Jessica is no stranger to portraying strong, intelligent women and this role deserves an actress of her immeasurable talent. We also feel that she will bring a unique perspective as a producer,” Uday said in a statement. The film is based on a Chris Greenhalgh’s book by the same name, which was published in 2012. According to the statement, the director of the film is yet to be finalised.

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First Published: May 22, 2017 13:27 IST